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travelers at some of the nation's busiest airports. yesterday alone the faa said there were more than 400 flight delays nationwide. 47,000 faa workers must take furlough days, including 15,000 air traffic controllers, losing one day of work every other week. that's a 10% reduction in staffing. >> when 70% of your budget of your operating budget is personnel, you cannot avoid when the cuts are as deep as they are in the sequester, the kinds of actions that are taken. >> today the transportation department says it's considering a request from the airline industry to temporarily suspend the delay rule in light of these furloughs. that rule prohibits airlines from keeping passengers on the tarmac for more than three hours. here in the bay area, an average of three air traffic controllers are scheduled to be furloughed in san francisco, oakland and san jose. officials say so far they haven't seen significant delays due to the furloughs here. however, the faa tells us los angeles international experienced delays of more than three hours for some arriving flights last night and that ended up cau
are set to fly again. friday, the faa approved boeing's battery fix on its 787s. the jets could be in the air within weeks. meanwhile, boeing is slowing down production of its 747-8 jumbo jets because of weak demand for freighters. it is not expected to have a major effect on the jet maker's finances. dripping oil prices are seeping into the cost of gasoline. a gallon of unleaded fell around a nickel over the past week. phill flynn of price futures group joins us now. good morning to you phil. - good morning! usually you have me on when gas prices are going up and you are complaining. i think i should get some credit now that they are coming down. - how low will they go? - i think we could fall another 25ยข a gallon right now, because, let's face it, the cost of crude has been tumbling. in fact, if you look at the cost of brent crude, which has really been following gasoline prices, we are under $100 a barrel, and even opec may not be able to stop it, though they are talking about calling an emergency meeting. so the outlook for the summer driving season looks clear and sunny,
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